Putting a much needed new boat ramp and parking facility upriver on the Alsea is getting closer. A group of state and private agencies are teaming up to raise the money to buy property on the Alsea at milepost 8.
When constructed there will be a boat ramp and full sized parking for vehicles and boats – 30 full size spaces for boat and vehicle and another 7 spaces just for vehicles.
Owner of the property wants $330,00 for the property and that sent federal, state and county offcials, and a non-profit scrambling for the cash they’ll need to buy it. Through a cooperative agreement they think they can raise the money within the next year, coming from a number of state and local sources.
Once the money is secured they’ll acquire the property, begin the boat ramp and parking area design, and perhaps have it built by 2017.